Cell phone leads to impaired driving charge

A 28-year old St. Thomas man finds himself behind bars after a traffic stop Monday afternoon.

At approximately 1:30pm on September 26, 2016, an Officer attempted to stop a vehicle after he noticed to driver was using his cell phone. The Officer used his emergency lights and sirens in an attempt to stop the vehicle however the driver failed to stop until he eventually pulled in to the lane way of an Inkerman address. Upon speaking with the driver the Officer could smell alcohol and had the driver use the road side screening device. The driver registered a fail. He was transported to the St. Thomas Police station where he provided samples of more than two times the legal limit

As a result the male faces two counts of Fail to comply with Recognizance due to a previous prohibition involving driving and alcohol, Operate a motor vehicle with more than 80mgs, driving while suspended and operate motor vehicle with a hand held communication device. He was held pending a bail hearing.

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